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  • South Bridge Resource and Education Centre 6 Infirmary Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1LS United Kingdom (map)

Off The Record Edinburgh takes place on Saturday 09 December at South Bridge Resource & Education Centre (6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT) for anyone aged 14-25 interested in a career in music.

The event will focus on key themes including releasing music, organising/getting gigs, promotion, artist development tips and the many career options within the music business.

Ally GrayEmuBands
Amy FergusonProducer, BBC Radio Scotland
Charlotte Brimner - Be Charlotte
Chris Beltran - Promoter, DF Concerts
Jannica Honey - Music Photographer
Kirstyn Smith - Freelance Music Journalist
Marc Strain - Fatherson
Michael Lambert - A Modern Way Management
Nicky Carder - Artist Manager and Promoter, Beyond Presents
Nina Radojewski - AIM
Pelochita Peliz - Serendipity / Sofar Sounds
Ross Leighton - Fatherson
Tallah Brash - The Skinny
Toni Malyn - EmuBands

- Admission £2 (includes lunch), order tickets here.
- All attendees will also receive a £25 EmuBands voucher.
- For all the latest updates, join our Facebook event.
- Parental consent forms are required from all attendees under the age of 18. You can download one here.


Releasing Music (with EmuBands):
Find out how EmuBands can distribute your music to iTunes, Spotify and more...
Toni Malyn (EmuBands)
Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management)

Need to Know: Music Photography
The importance of pictures for getting press.
Jannica Honey (Photographer)

A Chance to Submit Your Music
A panel of industry figures listen to your songs and provide constructive feedback.
Amy Ferguson (BBC Radio Scotland)
Chris Beltran (DF Concerts)
Ross Leighton (Fatherson)


Songwriting and Craft:
A conversation looking at how to progress as an artist or help improve an artist you represent, from developing songwriting skills, to industry professionalism and the art of songwriting and co-writing.
Ross Leighton (Fatherson)
Charlotte Brimner (Be Charlotte)

Getting Gigs:
Advice on the most effective way to approach promoters and gig bookers including helpful hints and tips to help you stand out from the crowd.
Nicky Carder ('Skjør' management / Beyond Presents)
Chris Beltran (DF Concerts)
Pelochita Peliz (Serendipity / Sofar Sounds) 

Promoting Yourself and Your Music:
A discussion focusing on how best to get noticed by radio, press and media, utilising data and building a team around what you do.
Ally Gray (EmuBands)
Amy Ferguson (BBC Radio Scotland)
Nina Radojewski (AIM)

Working in Music:
A look at the diverse job opportunities in music and how to get your foot in the door. From performing to producing, journalism and technician work.
Kirstyn Smith (Freelance Music Journalist)
Marc Strain (Fatherson)
Tallah Brash (The Skinny)





Earlier Event: February 25